Christian music artist Phil Driscoll talks about his work and battles

June 29, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment News
CLEVELAND, Tenn. (W.) — "We've been going through a pretty heavy battle," Christian music artist Phil Driscoll told
The words were spoken weeks before his conviction for tax evasion. But Driscoll, who didn't take the stand during his trial, spoke with about the "crook" he says donated to his ministry and the legal proceedings he faced.
Driscoll said the battles have taken their toll.
"You can't judge a guy until you walked a mile in his shoes, you know how that goes," he said.
Driscoll's music is known among Christian and secular music fans alike. He's played his horn with the band Chicago and was a member of Blood, Sweat and Tears. He's received accolades and is a Grammy winner. He's been a Christian recording artist for more than three decades.
He talked a little about the legal issues he was facing.
"We had a guy who gave several million dollars to our ministry in the late '90s up to 2000 who ended up being like a Robin Hood who a crook," Driscoll said. "He's now in prison. The long and short is it unleashed a myriad of challenges against us, things that were very hard to deal with. We went through financial crises, even legal proceedings against us."
Find out what impact it's had on his music by reading the rest of the story at as part of the Fridays with Phil Driscoll series.